Attendance is vital to a student's success. The administration and staff of Broughton High School believe there is a direct correlation between academic success and good attendance. According to Wake County Public School Board Policy, cumulative absences (excused or unexcused) above ten in a class are considered excessive, and the student will receive an "FF" rather than the passing grade. Students with good attendance achieve higher grades, enjoy school, realize success, gain the necessary credits for graduation, and learn positive habits that carry over to their personal and occupational achievement.
Students may receive an excused absence for one of seven reasons: Illness or injury of the student; Isolation ordered by the Department of Health; Death in the family; medical or dental appointment with prior approval; Court when a student is under subpoena; Religious observance that is suggested by the religion of the parents; Participation in a valid educational trips. All trips, excluding emergencies, must be approved seven (7) days in advance to be excused. They should be documented on the "Request for Excused Absence for Educational Reasons" form. Absences not classified above will be coded as unexcused. Other examples of unexcused absences include missing a bus, oversleeping, car trouble, personal errands, trips not approved in advance, and failure to bring in a parent note within two days of returning to school.